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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
encountered as they ran into the street to answer a cry for help. >>> japan mobilizes missile defense systems after defiant move by north korea. >>> tracking storms across the bay area. meteorologist lisa are before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. . >>> good morning. 4:45 on the abc7 morning news. live look outside right now. >> walnut creek where mike is. >> beautiful tree , also cool temperatures and rain -- meteorologist lisa argen will tell us more. >>> berkeley man recovering after being viciously attacked when he caught burglars in his home. alan wang has the story. >> reporter: shortly after 3:00, several berkeley hills residents ran out to family their neighbor steve hi
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
defense kept them in the game but couldn't do enough to prevent oakland 6 consecutive loss. raider legend john, long on hand for 50th anniversary hall of fame. watching manning throw for 310 yards and one touch down to jolie. first drive of the night. 7 nothing broncos. second quarter philip adams diving interception. great play there as the broncos threatening to blow this game open. raid goers on longest drive of the year. 14 play. 80 yard drive. palmer to mcfadden. bad news may have reinjured the bad ankle tonight. raiders down at the half. play swung the game in the third quarter. fumble. broncos recover. setting up a touch down run. he had a career high 119 yards. 23 7 raiders hayward bay on nice catch and run for 56 yards but the raiders drop the sixth in a row as denver wins the eighth consecutive game. 26 to 13. >> extremely frustrating. to wrack up this many losses in a row. in the fashion we have done. frustrating. >> these division games i'm new to the division. it's great rivalry in the tradition and we'll come in and get a win take it however it looks. we
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 2:05am PST
. manning in the first place broncos tonight. raider defense kept them in the game but couldn't do enough to prevent oakland 6 consecutive loss. raider legend john, long on hand for 50th anniversary hall of fame. watching manning throw for 310 yards and one touch down to jolie. first drive of the night. 7 nothing broncos. second quarter philip adams diving interception. great play there as the broncos threatening to blow this game open. raid goers on longest drive of the year. 14 play. 80 yard drive. palmer to mcfadden. bad news may have reinjured the bad ankle tonight. raiders down at the half. play swung the game in the third quarter. fumble. broncos recover. setting up a touch down run. he had a career high 119 yards. 23 7 raiders hayward bay on nice catch and run for 56 yards but the raiders drop the sixth in a row as denver wins the eighth consecutive game. 26 to 13. >> extremely frustrating. to wrack up this many losses in a row. in the fashion we have done. frustrating. >> these division games i'm new to the division. it's great rivalry in the tradition and we'l
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
the 1996 defensive marriage act which withholds federal recognition and spousal benefits for gay couples. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temp
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
democrats today to point to one area that will be targeted or should be, defense spending. today, 11 republicans called on the president to chop $550 billion from the defense budget. >> if the country goes over that fiscal cliff, california has an awful lot to loose. more than other states, in fact. >> washington is sounding like sacramento these days waiting until the last minute to reach a deal, a trigger cuts if one isn't reached. as washington waits to come up with a deficit reduction, it's becoming clear california has a lot at stake if the fiscal cliff isn't averted. the state could lose $4.5 billion in federal funds. the legislative analyst office estimates the budget may shrink by $11 billion over two years. >> people think the economy would be drawn into recession. just like any recession that would affect state economy, revenues and result in billions of less tax revenue for the state.@sh >> southern california could be hit hard. a loss of 135,000 jobs last year. another recession is the last thing they want. they're urnling leaders to come to an agreement. >> if it continu
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
democrats and republicans in washington have stalled. january 1 bush era tax cuts cuts affecting defense and social spending. house republicans offered a plan including $800 billion in revenue. the president says it's not good enough. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up z we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. it's not:hlj partisan. >> the plan is also not popular with some republicans. opular with some republicans. conceding that the federal government needs more money negotiating with ourselves and treating the proposal like it's serious. >> there is one area that may have found common ground. raising the age when seniors can receive some medicare. >> an eight day strike by shippingl2?sq)ks. both sides agreed to mediation. lines being7kuñ honored by 10,0 long shore men. the strike against 14 shipping lines is costing the u.s. economy $1 bi=es; a day in lost trade. the union jobs claims jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering clerks lifetime job security. >> let's go to job security. state lawmakers deciding how to dole out mone
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Dec 8, 2012 1:05am PST
and it banned same sex marriage as you know. the justices will also take up the 1996 defensive marriage act which withholds federal recognition and spousal benefits for gay couples. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. ahead. cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
, charged with manslaughter while intoxicated. 24-year-old josh brent, a defensive lineman, was speeding down a service road in irving, texas, when his vehicle hit a curb, flipped over, killing the passenger, 25-year-old linebacker jerry brown. >> when the officers arrived on the scene, mr. brent was dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: this comes one week after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, before turning the gun on himself at the team's practice facility. >> you were visiting somebody at these apartments? >> this newly-released video taken hours before the vicious murder shows police responding to a 911 call about a suspicious man sleeping in his car for more than two hours. >> do you live here? you need to go upstairs, dude. we're trying to cut you a break. >> reporter: according to reports, belcher was out with another woman that night before falling asleep in his bentley. five hours later, police receive another call about belcher. this time with a gun. this video shows an officer carefully appro
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
. it was a daring operation by a team of special forces who freed him. but a short time ago, defense secretary pennetta with a statement saying the team put the safety of another american ahead of their own. abc's muhammad lila with the story of the rescue in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. a joint american and afghan special forces raid to rescue this man. dilip joseph, an american doctor working for a colorado-based charity, morningstar development. >> this is a team that has lots of training on hostage rescues. but until you get in there and actually do it, you never know what you are actually going to find. >> reporter: here's how it all went down. on wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic in a remote province when they were kidnapped at a check point along a highway by armed militants. they were then taken to a mountainous region along the pakistan border. the afghan captives were eventually released but joseph wasn't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's lif
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Dec 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
, as defense secretary leon panetta said today, "the special operators knew they were putting their lives on the line." the former hostage, dilip joseph, will likely return to the u.s. by this weekend. his family issued a statement tonight, extending their deepest condolences and gratitude to all those involved in the mission. diane? >> thank you so much, martha raddatz reporting in. >>> and now, we go overseas to syria. the rebels still on the move, near the capital damascus. the assad regime, still corralling its chemical weapons. and abc's alex marquardt got a call to travel at night and meet with a defector, who knows about those weapons. a former general in the ruling regime. >> reporter: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities. today, battling near assad's stronghold, his palace in damascus. while fighters have overrun one of the regime's largest military bases, outside the city of aleppo. american officials say they fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising and say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fe
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
and matt started doing the same thing. >> jimmy: this is terrible. let me say in my defense -- >> yes, please. >> jimmy: you didn't wear hair to the emmy's one year. >> let's do more hair jokes about ted. come on. this is great. this is so much fun. >> jimmy: you know what i feel you are being very emotional right now. >> i'm a professional. i can go on with this interview, please. >> jimmy: i'm going to put this on my tie rack hanging right after tony danza's tie or right before. alphabetically. okay. and i'll give it back to you. i'm sorry about that. but i can't help but think you brought it on yourself. >> my hair loss. we're back to the hair. >> jimmy: i blame your parents. i'm sweating a little bit now. >> it was either the tie or i would go buy a hairpiece to throw in your face. >> jimmy: it won't be long for me. karma will get me eventually. now this is an interesting photograph. this is from the 30th anniversary reunion of the cast of "cheers." [ cheers and applause ] where was this taken? >> we were -- we were in some hotel celebrating you know, the 30th anniversary of the p
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because of a fatal car crash. sky 7 is over the scene. you're looking at aftermath of a terrible head on collision. the california patrol conferms one person died and this is the tough part. witnesses say the victim looks like a young boy around 7 years old, we're sorry to tell you. the accident happened at 3:30 this afternoon. the chp there is no estimate on when the scene will be cleared but one fatality, sadly. >> owners of 20 cars took off with vehicles rightful owners asked them to sell. abc 7 news is live tonight. people are used to sti
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Dec 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
animals can help tame feuding couples by breaking down emotional defenses and helping heal past traumas. >> because horses are so sensitive, they can help us determine what a couple is actually really feeling. >> walk, walk. go! >> he's telling me that you don't really mean it. >> reporter: so, we came to colorado to follow this couple's last ditch effort to save a scrumabling relationship, using horse therapy. >> we have piled problem on top of problem on top of problem for years, who knows what's at the bottom of that. all by yourself. >> reporter: though never married, justin and lyz are raising two sons. lately, the bickering and fighting got so bad, he reluctantly moved out. but now, he'll try just about anything to make his family whole again. >> first thing we're going to do today is just actually go meet the herd. >> reporter: justin is drawn to the most aggressive horse on the ranch, danny, who came here after surviving a grizzly bear attack. danny isn't fitting in, which hits home for justin, who feels exiled from his own herd. >> i think that lyz experiences justin as very co
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
player in the land. the three finalists will be a first if they win, manti te'o, the first defense only player to within. johnny manziel, the first freshman, and collin kline will become the first over to win it from kansas state. enough of that. the winner is... >> and now the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is, ... johnny manziel. >> mike: johnny manziel. johnny football they call him in texas. accounted for a 4600 yards this season for. >> ama: , throwing for over 3,000, rushing for over a thousand, leading them to a 10-2 record, including an upset of the top ranked alabama. johnny football can't believe just what happened. a heisman first with a freshman winner. >> to be invited into this fraternity, what pleasure it is. i'd like to start by thanking the heisman trust and everybody that made this weekend possible. a great experience to meet the people i have. manti and collin, great guys off the field as well. >> mike: for the 113th year army and navy faced off in one of the fiercest rivalries in college football, playing for the commander in chief's trophy. both teams be
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
mother. who spent time in jail for abusing him. troubling for the defense, the dramatic blisters on jeffrey pyne's hands. disturbing photos that jurors have seen over and over again. pyne maintains he got the blisters throwing a wooden pallet at his job. freeman spoke of jeffrey's fear for his 12-year-old sister being alone in the house with his mother. a fear she shared with jeffrey. >> i did not think it was a good idea for julia to ever be alone with ruth in the house. >> reporter: defense attorneys maintain jeffrey was not involved in any way with his mother's murder. claiming a stranger or strangers likely attacked ruth pyne on that may day in 2011. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. >> okay. >>> let's get more from our legal team, nancy grace, dan abrams, our legal analyst. dan, let me begin with you. the ex-girlfriend, a prosecution witness. and establishes grounds for a motive. and can create sympathy for the defense. >> she is doing what the prosecution wanted, which is to lay the groundwork for their motive, which is this is a mother who is out
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
. with mike mcintire off to colorado and the san jose defensive coordinator was named the interim head coach and he will lead the spartans into the military bowl and he is a candidate to take over the job permanently. congratulations the tightened named to the ap all-american team. he lead all tight ends and had 66 receptions and six for touchdowns. now they are getting set for wisconsin in the rose bowl. abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> cool shoutout. >> thank you. >>> well airline attendants are famous for being pleasant under pressure jie. why are the uh -- >>> live doppler 7hd is tracking the rain. it is light to moderate. tomorrow morning make sure have you your umbrella or coat or jacket. scattered showers and upper 30s and then getting to the upper 40s by 8:00 a.m. mike niko will be here tracking this storm. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> now the buzz on what is happening around the world. >> if you are flying on pacific airlines, service may be grinchy. as part of a union protest they threatened to stop smiling and serving alcohol or food. they want a pay raise and plan t
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
cuts will take place, affecting defense and social spending. >>> when we came in this morning, just mist and drizzle. >> i hardly had to use my wipers. that is changing for a lot of folks. >> it is. right now as you look at our roof cam, nice batch of light to moderate rain falling now over the embarcadero. not so heavy we can see the ferry building and the bay bridge enough that it is causing ponding on the embarcadero this morning that's what most of us are going to run into especially east bay highway 4 connects to 680 south of vine hill coming into concord pleasanton down to walnut creek latest update light to moderate rain especially overconcord and pleasant hill highway 4 bay point, pittsburg, antioch highway 4 commute which is usually treacherous any way is going to be wet. heavy rain starting towards san rafael, larkspur, mill valley, tiburon, sausalito and belvedere you will see your rain increase the next five to 10 minutes. offshore more powerful radar returns and more moderate rain heading for the heart of the bay, wet for all of us through 7:00, rain will turn to shower
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
. the driver died at the hospital. >>> supreme court will review a suit challenging a federal defense of marriage act as well as prop 8 that bangs gay marriage. it will impact gay rights in the country. >> reporter: couples are getting married here but not same-sex couples. the decision was overturned in 2008 when they supported the ban on gay marriage. watching from the sidelines, one-half of the same-sex couple elizabeth chase. >> this isn't the first time i have watched a couple get married while talking about marriage equality. i have been waiting for three years to enjoy the same privilege. >> reporter: also john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> there is over 100,000 same sex married couples. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of a legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am grat feidz and confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same resulted that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and l
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
is not over. john had two tds in the game. this one a 25-yard run splitting the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. dela salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york for the best lay -- player in the land. there were three finalists. the winner is. >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. >> the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4700 yards this year for texas a&m. he led them to a 10-2 record including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> to be invite into this fraternity, what a pleasure it really is. i would like to start by thanking the heisman trust and everyone who made the weekend possible. when a great experience was it to meet the people i have, mantai and collin, not only great football players but great guys off the field as well. >> now known as johnny heisman. >> and bowl season kicks off next week. regular season wrapped up yesterday. the army-navy game works of the fiercest rivalries in football. this is a love hate r
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. de la salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york for the best player in the land. there were three finalists. the winner is -- >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. [cheers and applause] >> oh, the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4700 yards this year for texas a&m. 24 touchdowns, running 1181 yards and 19tds, leading them to a 10-2 record, including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> warriors on a seven-game road trip and with last night's win in washington they have won their first three away from home on this trip. david lee to steph curry. a courtside sprint but it didn't slow him down. he drains the three. curry 22 points. scary moment in the fourth. curry gets his left knee knocked by martell lester. he would come up limping, but breathe easy, warror fans, he came back later in the game. but golden state had a strong performance by klay thompson. 23 points. warriors up 6. lee, b
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
. john had two tds in the game. this one a 25-yard run splitting the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. de la salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york. for the best player in the land. there were three finalists. notre dame line bark man tie tao, and collin and manzello. >> the winner is -- >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. [cheers and applause] >> oh, the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4600 yards this year for texas a&m. 24 touchdowns, running 1181 yards and 19tds, leading them to a 10-2 record, including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> to be invited into this fraternity, what a pleasure it really is. i would like to start by thanking the heisman trust and everyone who made this weekend possible i believe. what a great experience it was to meet the people i have, mantai and collin. not only great football players but great guys off the field as well. >> warriors on a seven-game road trip and with last night'
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
down the stretch. the defense picked up the slack and colts have won 7 of 8 and one win away from a playoffs. the cowboys came behind in a win against the bengals. and liven with three td's and seahawks are a game back of the niners crushing the cardinals 58-0. peterson ran for two td's and 154 yards with three games to go he can reach 2,000 yards in the season as the vikings beat the bears. eli manning threw for three td's. three touchdowns and including this 97-yard kickoff return. those are your plays of the day. college football awards keep on coming. notre dame line backer won the lot impact trophy given to the defensive player with the ig aboutest impact on his team including academic work and community involvement. he had seven interceptions this season, and this is his seventh national award. he won everything but the heisman. cal hosting unlv on the hardwood. new head coach there. he had 25 and rebels lead it at the half. 18 points and three-ball and cal up one and 5 seconds left. anthony marshall and air ball. there for the lay in with one second to go. you have to box o
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
forget he can run. the packers beat the lions. watch out for them down the stretch. the defense picked up the slack and colts have won 7 of 8 and one win away from a playoffs. the cowboys came behind in a win against the bengals. and liven with three td's and seahawks are a game back of the niners crushing the cardinals 58-0. peterson ran for two td's and 154 yards with three games to go he can reach 2,000 yards in the season as the vikings beat the bears. eli manning threw for three td's. three touchdowns and including this 97-yard kickof those are your plays of the day. college football awards keep on coming. notre dame line backer won the lot impact trophy given to the defensive player with the ig aboutest impact on his team including academic work and community involvement. he had seven interceptions this season, and this is his seventh national award. he won everything but the heisman. cal hosting unlv on the hardwood. new head coach there. he had 25 and rebels lead it at the half. 18 points and three-ball and cal up one and 5 seconds left. anthony marshall and air ball. there for th
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
. >>> dallas cowboys' defensive tackle josh brent is out of jail this morning after he posted a $500,000 bond. brent was arrested early saturday and charged with intoxication manslaughter. he was behind the wheel when his car flipped over and caught fire, killing his passenger, friend, and teammate, jerry brown. if he is convicted, brent faces up to 20 years in prison. >>> most judges don't work on sundays, but many were busy yesterday in washington state. they were helping same-sex couples tie the knot on the first day gay weddings were legal in the state. more than 130 i dos were exchanged at city hall where five separate wedding chapels were set up to accommodate crowd. some opened at midnight and began marrying couples. >>> from washington state to washington, d.c. and the first family was on hand for the sights and sounds of the season sunday. >> the obamas took part in the 31st annual christmas in washington celebration. >> should we release the elves? release the elves! come on down! >> come on. >> hey, elves. >> the elves were once patients at the children's national medical center. a
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
death of a florida teenager will be back in court this morning. defense attorneys will ask a judge to end the 24 hour gps monitoring of george zimmerman in the fatal shooting his lawyer wants him to be move outside the county he lives in. zimmerman was charged with second degree murder after shooting martin in february he has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense under florida's stand your ground law. >> american civil liberties union will ask organization of american states to investigate u.s. government for the way it treated convicted terrorist jose dill the aclu says he was -- jose little . the aclu says he was subjected to intimidation that amounted to torture. the watchdog group says the u.s. unfairly labeled padilla an enemy combatant. >>> new fbi report shows incidents of hate crime are going down, anti-gay violence is up. fbi says more than 6,000 hate crimes were reported to u.s. law enforcement last year, down 6% from the previous year. sexual orientation hate crimes went up to more than 1500 in 2011, increase of more than 2 1/2%. >>> in morning federal reserve has it
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Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
of that. one thing they could do is strike down the federal law, the defense of marriage act, which says for federal purposes, tax benefits, access to people in hospitals, marriage is only between a man and a woman. they could just strike down that one and leave the rest up to the states. >> there's a whole range they could do. are the justices in any way influenced by the changing public opinion on this issue? we've seen a dramatic shift in favor of gay marriage. >> reporter: that's the most interesting question in this case, dan. ten years ago, the supreme court would have decided this one way, probably unanimously or close to that. ten years from now, it will go the other direction. we're right at the hinge of history on this issue. does the supreme court crystallize what seems to be this emerging consensus, as you point out? or as conservatives should do, yelling stop. the court has this really interesting moment in which to decide one of the most controversial issues we are discussing today. >> at the hinge of history. a lovely phrase. terry moran, anchor of "nightline," who anchore
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
senator chuck hagel of nebraska is said to be on the short list for secretary of defense. the president is expected to announce his nominees in the next two weeks. >>> and looking frail and also in a wheelchair, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance last night on capitol hill, just days after being released from the hospital. dole was pushing for passage of a u.n. treaty guaranteeing equal rights for the disabled. but his efforts were in vain. republicans blocked approval of the treaty, saying it threatens national sovereignty. >>> also, a political passing announced overnight. long-time texas congressman, jack brooks has died. you can see brooks in this very famous photograph of lbj being sworn in as president aboard air force one. he is standing just behind a grief-stricken jackie kennedy. brooks died last night in beaumont, texas, after a sudden illness. he was 89 years old. >>> overseas, now, where thousands of protesters remain in cairo's tahrir square, following yesterday's massive demonstration against president morsi. more than 100,000 demonstrators gathering in fro
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
says discriminates against couples like her and thea. the defense of marriage act, which defines marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. the justices will also decide whether states have the power to ban gay marriage. and 30 states have laws that do just that. it's been a breathtaking year of change on the issue. president obama, in a switch from 2008, announced his support for gay marriage in a may interview with abc's robin roberts. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: on election day last month, voters approved gay marriage at the ballot box for the first time, after dozens of defeats, when maine, maryland and washington state legalized it. but now, it all comes down to the nine justices of the supreme court, and they are generally conservative on social issues, though they're closely divided. for opponents of gay marriage, the very fabric of our society is at stake. >> the fundamental reason why marriage is treated as a public institution rather t
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
hosting miami. miami 5 -- 5-7 with a good defense that could present problems. the niners coming off a tough loss for rams and the coach says his team is ticked off. today, asked if being angry is a benefit. >> when you are ticked off you're going to doq(v one two f things come back ask do something about it or go cower in the corner. and shrivel up in fetal position. one of the two things is what people do. so let's do something about it. >> turns out this line drive was his last pitch thrown as a men of the oakland a's. mccarthy signed a two year deal worth about $15.5 million pending a physical which will be important given the injury he suffered. the aassumption is that he will be fine after having the operation on his skull. last season. mccarthy won 8-6 this past year. and it's a home coming for mark jackson tonight. jackson's team 5-4 on the road. one of the better teams in the east this year. and this is the way to finish strong. wide open for the corner jumperat6óç. we're talking about on fire. warriors taking a lead. curry has been a fantastic pass here. the sneaky look
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> a restaurant receipt that left a group of women >>> dallas cowboys defensive linemen josh present has been charged with manslaughter after he flipped his car in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. here's the details. reporter: early saturday morning, josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped. >> our initial indication is that when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died, that charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest simple th
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
the northeast corridor, charlotte, atlanta and new orleans. >> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent is out of jail this morning after posting a $500,000 bond. >> he face up to 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter. police say he was driving drunk when his car flipped and caught fire. >> jerry brown is my dear best friend. i'm just trying to deal with his death right now. >> not a good moment for anybody right now. i have to take care of my client. i have to take care of jerry brown's family. do whatever we can to make that as -- make amends as best we can. it's a difficult deal. i can't bring somebody back. >> brown had just landed a spot on the cowboys practice squad and recently posted on his facebook page that he was going become a father. >>> the australian deejays behind the royal prank phone call that went terrible wrong are breaking their silence. mel greij and michael said they're devastated. they spoke with a current affair on the australia nine network. >> we don't found out about the same time. think it was -- >> the worst phone call i have ever had in my life. i've t
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
francisco.so far this year 18 have now died. for now charlotte will keep driving defensively. >> slow down. take it easy. it's not like we are rideing in covered wagon. we are going to get where we go a lot easier if we all give. >> what's the rush campaign will mean higher fine for drivers who don't yield to pedestrians and more tickets for jay walkers who cross where they should not. identity of today pedestrians victim has not yet been rae leased. live in san francisco tonight, 7 news thank you. >> woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle lay could spend the rest of her life in prison. esteban was sentenced to 25 years to life today. he said he has never seen a case with stronger evidence of premeditation. michelle lay was last seen alive at kaiser permanente in hayward in may of 2011. a nursing student remember. searchers found her body 4 months late ferry in a remote area near pleasanton. pros can can youtors said esteban killed michelle lay because she dated her ex boyfriend. lay family has written let investigators future parole board asking them to keep esteban
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
brandon lloyd. might want to play some defense. brady putting on a clinic. new england up 13-0. third drive of the game for new england. brady recognized no one's covering hernandez. quick out. touchdown. see it again here. hernandez yelling, brady, i'm hope, give it to me. i'll get in. patriots up 21-0. fourth quarter we go. patriots up 28-7. brady, to danny woodhead. check out j.j. watts. phenomenal player. tracks him down, punches it out. then, it's lloyd, johnny on the spot. falls on it for the touchdown. brady, four touchdowns in the game. patriots win 42-14. improving to 10-3. they've now won seven in a row. >>> that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. have a great day. >>> if those were the highlights, let's call this the low-lights. it comes to us from sunday's appalachian state men's basketball game against western carolina. >> you have to feel sorry for app state's brian okam. this is being called the worst free throw ever taken. straight up in the air. nowhere remotely close to the rim. >> brian has been successful on two of his five foul shots this season. but
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
, both proposition 8 case affecting california, and the defense of marriage act affecting everybody in the country. we expect a decision by june. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> right now in the south play bai, police trying to contact the owner of a youth consignment lot. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers. the lot has been empty since sunday. the owner cannot be found. sunnyvale motors sold cars for owner who's turned over their pink slips. >> the car we're keeping. >> 40,000. >> 40,000s sndz. >> yes. >> they're in disbelief. they can't believe they've got swindled. it's sad listening to their story autos a mechanic says cars were towed off the lot on friday. the tow truck company told abc 7 news they're taken to auction. no charges have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
that left a group of women >>> dallas cowboys defensive linemen josh present has been charged with manslaughter after he flipped his car in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. here's the details. reporter: early saturday morning, josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped. >> our initial indication is that when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died, that charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest simple this are w
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Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapons could be transferred to hezbollah or fall into groups like al qaeda. knowing what you do about the facilities, the security, do you worry that these weapons will fall into the wrong hands? yes, he said. there's an extremely big concern they'll fall into other hands. he said he was interviewed by the cia when he left syria. now he's pleading for money and weapons from the u.s. so he can lead a brigade of fighters back into syria to secure those sites. alex marquardt, abc news, on the turkey-syria border. >> the
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
for a test of technology that could be used to launch a nuclear warhead. u.s. defense officials say the first stage appears to have fallen into the yellow sea and the second into the philippine sea. >>> music icon shank are -- shankar has died. he is the father of singer norah jones although they've been estranged for years. he died at a san diego hospital after come plaining of breathing problems, he was 92-years-old. >>> share your holiday, 21st annual food drive. next back to meteorologist mike nicco in walnut creek at the broadway plaza to find out how yo . >>> welcome back. 6:45. today we will be at three bay area locations for our share your holiday food drive. >> let's catch up with mike live at broadway plaza in walnut creek. how is it going? >>> it is going great. we've already had people stop by, families bringing food we are off to a good start. we still need more help we are in the main courtyard where we are decorated for the season. during the holidays there's families out there with needs. they need food, they need help during the holiday season we are going to bring in communi
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
domestic and defense spending. the president will have no more leverage after that fact, isn't that true? >> i think the leverage is there for the president, george. i really do. i'm happy the president and the democrats are not negotiating with themselves this round. they're actually negotiating with people that are in a position in the house to make the decisions. and, if the middle class is -- if that's the vote we take, that's a good vote and that's a step toward in the direction. but, i think that one of the issues that's being left alone in this whole discussion is the amnesia of how we got into this situation, who's responsible for the situation? and to blame the three programs that we're talking about, medicare, medicaid and social security, as the drivers of this deficit, is a mistake. the drivers happened long ago. two wars and a credit card, financial institutions that took -- abused the american people and now we're being asked to go back to the same people who have endured this crisis and ask them to pay up again. no, no. >> differences are still wide on you four. thanks for
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Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
has just passed its version of a defense bill. it's a $631 billion measure. it calls for a quicker withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan and tougher sanctions on iran. it would also give military personnel a 1.7% raise. that vote was 98-0. unanimous. the senate and house must work out a compromise. >>> now we turn to egypt where tv stations are expected to go dark today in protest over the president's recent power grab. tensions are still simmering as thousands of demonstrators have taken their anger back to tahrir square. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: they came by the tens of thousands, hurling stones, pulling down barricades, riot police fired volumes of tear gas and retreated. as the masses grew, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever since the revolution that captivated the world, egypt has struggled on the road to democracy. two weeks ago president morsi gave himself unchecked powers he says to put egypt on a democratic path. there was outrage on tahrir square. we were there. no one here believes morsi when he says the powers are just temporary. they
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
, whether the white house wants to challenge this or not, or leave it to the ever popular defense of states rights. we'll see. >> licensed growers. >> that's it. doing it in california medically for a couple years. so, yes, we hope it is made and grown here in america. >> made in the usa. made in america. >> good stuff. >>> all right. well, coming up next, can we take angelina jolie's big career decision seriously? >>> and how rihanna plans to enhance her career. it's all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a priv
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
is the continuing clear concern of u.s. officials about syria's chemical weapons. the defense secretary, leon panetta, saying there is no question that the syrian regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. that concern, coming from intelligence reports that syrian military has put precursors for the deadly nerve agent sarin in bombs. although those bombs have not been loaded on to warplanes. hillary clinton is also urgently working the diplomatic front to try to bring this nearly two-year conflict to an end. but there's more focus on what the u.s. would do if the syrian regime did use chemical weapons on opposition forces. there's no good military option. you don't want to bomb chemical sites. and a ground operation could take 75,000 troops. josh? >> scenarios no one wants to see come to pass. martha, thanks for that. >>> we're following a developing story in northern ireland. a possible bomb plot targeting secretary of state hillary clinton who is visiting today. police there are questioning four suspected i.r.a. members after they were found carrying explosives in their ca
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
, secretary of state, secretary of defense, cia director. he wants to unveil it all at the same time, a new national security team. >> thank you, jake. >>> now to the second straight sunday, tragedy overshadowing an nfl game. the dallas cowboys taking the field with heavy hearts the day after player died in a horrific car crash caused by his teammate driving drunk. john schriffen has the story. >> reporter: a silent josh brent walked out of jail. he's charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of his dallas cowboys teammate and roommate, jerry brown jr. >> he said my best friend died. you can't get tirgt than those two. >> reporter: the car they were in hit a curb, flipped and kaugtd fire, killing brown. brent admitted to drinking at a club that evening and smelled of alcohol. an emotion gnat cowboys team beat the cincinnati bengals. teammates holing up brown's jersey after the game. >> football is very different than life. we lost a 25-year-old young man who had his whole life in front of him. >> reporter: his death is the second in the nfl in as many weeks. on december 1st, polic
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Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. ♪ >>> this story will not upset anybody. according to tmz, the l.a. city attorney is planning to file documents asking the judge to revoke lindsay lohan's probation and put her behind bars. prosecutors are now out for blood and they want her probation revoked because of criminal charges filed against her in santa monica stemming from her car accident. city attorneys don't need to do much. the judge can act on her authority alone. she's set to be arraigned today on three misdemeanor accounts including lying to the cops, obstruction. she could be locked up by the judge later today. no one shedding a tear. i can imagine. but hey, she did it to herself. can't sweat it. >> poor thing might do her some good. >>> so george w. bush, former president, now going to have a new title. grand daddy. his daughter jenna bush is expecting her first child. she's 31. her husband, henry, who is 34. they've been married four years. they live in manhattman hat. -- manhattan. l
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
's aerospace defense command, norad, confirms it was a long-range galaxy 3 rocket, like this one. the most powerful the nation has ever launched. and a major step in its weapons program. >> what the north koreans have done with this launch is demonstrate the technological capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, a long way. potentially threatening the west coast of the united states. >> reporter: the three-stage rocket was able to launch an object into low-level orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. but the u.s. believes it was merely testing the capability to carry a warhead. until now, north korea has attempted but failed four launches. abc's gloria riviera was in south korea overnight when the announcement was made. >> here, news of the rocket launch broke with urgent news bulletins. that south koreans got on their cell phones. it touched a raw nerve. one man told us, he thinks the north koreans should be exiled from earth. the two countries are still, after all, officially at war. >> reporter: this morning, international response condemning the launch is u
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